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Ryan Anderson, PF | PHXFri, Aug 31, 2018

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Suns Acquire Ryan Anderson And De'Anthony Melton

The Phoenix Suns have acquired power forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton in a trade with the Houston Rockets. Phoenix sends Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight to Houston. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Suns could start Anderson at the four, providing the starting unit with strong spacing to help out the team's offense and make life easier for rookie center Deandre Ayton. Anderson should see a huge increase in his fantasy value over where it would have been had he remained in Houston. Meanwhile, Melton and fellow rookie Elie Okobo are the current point guards in Phoenix, but reports have indicated that the team is still in search of a veteran to man the position, making it tough to predict Melton's role with the team.

Brandon Knight, PG | HOUFri, Aug 31, 2018

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Rockets Trade For Brandon Knight And Marquese Chriss

The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Brandon Knight and power forward/center Marquese Chriss from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for power forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton. Knight will likely fill the role of the fourth guard for the Rockets if healthy and is coming off a season in which he averaged 11 points per game in 54 appearances for the Suns. His 32.4 percent mark from three is discouraging, but he's shown in the past that he's capable of being a good three point shooter. Meanwhile, Chriss could see minutes as the backup center behind Clint Capela and will look to take a step forward. Chriss is capable of making plays at the basket and stepping out to the perimeter, making him an intriguing fantasy option if he buys into head coach Mike D'Antoni's system. If he doesn't, he could find himself glued to the bench.

Marquese Chriss, PF | HOUFri, Aug 31, 2018

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Rockets Trade For Brandon Knight And Marquese Chriss

The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Brandon Knight and power forward/center Marquese Chriss from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for power forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton. Knight will likely fill the role of the fourth guard for the Rockets if healthy and is coming off a season in which he averaged 11 points per game in 54 appearances for the Suns. His 32.4 percent mark from three is discouraging, but he's shown in the past that he's capable of being a good three point shooter. Meanwhile, Chriss could see minutes as the backup center behind Clint Capela and will look to take a step forward. Chriss is capable of making plays at the basket and stepping out to the perimeter, making him an intriguing fantasy option if he buys into head coach Mike D'Antoni's system. If he doesn't, he could find himself glued to the bench.